INTERNATIONALES THEATERINSTITUT / MIME CENTRUM BERLIN

MEDIATHEK

FÜR TANZ

UND THEATER

MCB-DV-8983

Endless

Autorenschaft
Beschreibung

The dance performance Endless  is an encounter between two of Kovač`s  early choreographies: his solo How I Caught a Falcon , which was awarded the prestigious London Dance and Performance Award by Time Out  magazine, and the performance Sting and String – First Touch , staged in 1996 with Boris Kovač`s unforgettable string quartet. Both of them are given a new frame and choreographically extended for the South Korean dance group LDP of 12 dancers who were carefully selected among the graduates of the most prestigious dance-educational institution in South Korea.  The main inspiration for the dance performance Endless and the connection between both performances is the analysis of the sonata structure as a cyclical musical form with the emphasis on two movements of Schubert`s Symphony No. 8 - Unfinishe d , and the insoluble contrasts which have been driving Kovač`s work since the beginning. Kovač`s approach towards Schubert`s Symphony is contemporary and he seeks its “finality“ in his own experience of the 20 th century. The choreography in the music for the string quartet draws entirely from the structural characteristics of the sonata form and has been transferred from the audible into the visual world through a unique choreographic language.  Thus the principles of the early performances intertwine to grow into a playful pattern of twelve Asian dancers whose knife-sharp and precise dancing bodies relate to the endless unfolding between dance and music, as a research upon a source to which you can return again and again.

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Gruppe / Compagnie / Ensemble
Choreographie
Kostüm
Licht
Standorte
MCB
Aufnahmedatum
Donnerstag, 16. Dezember 2004
Stadt
Ljublana
Land
Slovenien
Länge
48 min